Is New York’s Bike-Share Plan A Game-Changer? [Headlines]
Ken Podziba, president and CEO of Bike New York, shares his opinion on the city's new bike-share program.
New York City is at the tipping point of becoming one of the world’s great bicycling cities. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the New York City Department of Transportation (DoT) have done a tremendous job creating a more bicycle-friendly New York. According to the DoT, commuter cycling increased by 13% between 2009 and 2010. In the last five years, bicycle ridership has doubled. Since 2009, the city has added more than 200 miles of bike lanes. As president and CEO of Bike New York, I applaud and support DoT’s ambitious goal of having 1,800 miles of bikelanes on the streets, in parks and along paths, by 2030.